Some time ago I made a shawl and sent it off to this lady, Miss Lucy. Her caretaker, Joan, sent me this wonderful email which I thought you might like to see. I am so inspired to knit again!!! (after a day of quilting).
Ms. Lucy loved the shawl and wore it almost nonstop ever since I gave it
to her. It fit her perfectly and didn't slip off her shoulders. She even
slept with it on because of congestive heart problems, she slept
partially reclining in a recliner) and swore she was finally warm. Of
course, she loved the fact that it was red red, red, her favorite color,
and it went with most all of her wardrobe. Sadly, we lost her in March
at 102 and 2/3rds years of age. She went the way she wanted to go, here
and fully functioning one minute (peeling an apple to eat for dessert)
and was gone with a heart attack the next minute).
One of her pictures from her nude modeling career (she started modeling
at 101 years of age) won 2nd place in an international competition and
is due to be displayed at an exhibition in Rio de Janeiro next month!
Thanks again for the gift of your talent and time in making this for
her. It brought her great pleasure.
PS Because of all the snow we had this winter, she had cut back working out with her trainer at the gym to only one day a week, but she used the exercise equipment room at her residence daily..